The free Selangor Smart Bus service, formerly known as “Bas Selangorku,” has commenced operations in the area of the Ampang Jaya Municipal Council (MPAJ) from today onwards. Managed by Rapid Bus, the service connects Jalan Ukay Perdana and Jalan Taman Melawati, Bernama reports. The bus will cover a distance of 18 km, with a frequency of 15 to 20 minutes.

According to Selangor MB Datuk Mohamed Azmin Ali, the service starts from 6am to 10pm daily and will ply Jalan Ukay Perdana, Jalan Sungai Sering, Jalan Mulia 1/1, Jalan Riana Ukay, Jalan Riana Ukay 1, Jalan Ukay Indah, Lorong Sering 5, Jalan AU 4/2, Jalan AU 5, Persiaran Permata and Jalan Taman Melawati.

Said buses have a capacity to sit a total of 60 passengers and in addition to that, are equipped with WiFi, a closed circuit television (CCTV) and handicap-friendly as well.

Elsewhere, the free Selangor Smart Bus service has also been made available in Kajang. The route starts from the Kajang Bus Station at Reko Central to the Jalan Besar station in Pekan Kajang, The Star reports.

The route covers Jalan Reko, Persiaran Cempaka, Taman Sri Kejora, Taman Kajang Indah and Jalan Sungai Chua. The addition of the free bus service in the Ampang Jaya area and Kajang, brings the total number of Smart Bus services to five. The other three are in Shah Alam, Subang Jaya and Klang.

Meanwhile, an additional allocation of RM10 million has been provided by the Selangor state government. The allocation will see that the service is expanded to areas such as Selayang to Kuala Kubu Baru, Kuala Selangor to Sabak Bernam, the Kuala Langat district and Sepang until the end of this year.